"For Barbara who went with me all the way, with love from Anne": First Edition of the Authors Classic Work; Inscribed By Anne Morrow Lindbergh to Close Friend and Confidant Barbara Stuart
Gift From The Sea: An Answer to the Conflicts In Our Lives.
Lindbergh, Anne Morrow.$2,750.00
Item Number: 96877
New York: Pantheon, 1955.
First edition of this modern inspirational classic. Octavo, original half blue cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, “For Barbara who went with me all the way, with love from Anne March 1955.” Additionally signed on the title page in full by Anne Morrow Lindbergh. Also includes a signed postcard from Morrow Lindbergh to the recipient which reads in part, “Dear Barbara, I have been abroad oddly enough with C.A.L. (what a month to choose!) It was really wonderful at that in spite of bad weather…C.A.L, is away so very much of the time – At present I am a matriarch – with children & grandchildren – of a huge family since Mother’s death. In a week we are off to Aspen for a big family reuinion…much love always Anne.” From the library of Barbara and Robert Douglas Stuart Jr., former ambassador to Norway. Robert and Barbara were close friends of the Lindberghs. In 1940 Robert Stuart started the association America First of which Lindbergh was their spokesman. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by George W. Thompson. An exceptional association offering an intimate insight into the historic aviator’s personal life and thoughts.
"Anne Lindbergh wrote about balancing personal needs, social expectations, and obligations to family and community in her most popular and enduring work, Gift from the Sea Her lyrical writing style, intimate tone, and precise observations were praised by the likes of Sinclair Lewis and Alexander Woollcott" (ANB).